Dr. Heather Rassel, chose chiropractic as her profession in 1994, and started her education. Chiropractic was more of a “way of life” in her family (with the philosophy that health and wellness come from the inside-out and honoring the in-born intelligence of the body) since her parents, Drs. Ed and Linda Rassel, of East Lansing and Okemos, were both chiropractors. The chiropractic lifestyle, and therefore profession, spread through Dr. Rassel’s extended family. Two of her sisters, her aunt, several uncles, cousins, and her niece are all chiropractors as well. Counting all the extended family members (through marriage too) there are approximately 30 chiropractors in Dr. Rassel’s family!
Dr. Rassel grew up in Haslett, MI and was an extremely active child who loved to be a part of many different groups, including various sports teams and choirs. Her favorites were soccer, dance and vocal music. Dr. Rassel attended Michigan State University for her undergraduate. Then she moved to Marietta, GA to complete her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University, and graduated in 2000. That year Dr. Rassel also starting her family and gave birth to Jackson, her first child of four.
In 2004 Dr. Rassel moved back to Michigan and helped open and operate Van Skyhock Family Chiropractic in Traverse City, and then a second location in Mesick, MI in 2007 (currently with different owners). At the end of 2011, she focused her energy on starting a very different type of practice, “Pure Chiropractic ~ A Membership Practice” in the Grand Traverse Mall. This practice exemplifies her personal mission; “to provide convenient and affordable chiropractic care to all who want it”. Dr. Rassel also co-founded a wellness center in Traverse City, called JOVIA Wellness the summer of 2018, focusing on the body-mind-spirit relationship.
Dr. Rassel enjoys an active lifestyle outside of her practices with her friends and children. She enjoys activities and festivals in Traverse City, dancing, yoga, golf, hiking, lake life, and especially traveling and exploring other areas of the world.